Russian destroyer Leytenant Zatsarenni

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History
 Russian Navy
Laid down: 1905
Launched: 29 October 1907
Commissioned: 1908
Fate: Sunk by mine 30 June 1917
General characteristics
Class and type: Leitenant Shestakov-class destroyer
Displacement: 640 tons
Length: 74.14 m
Beam: 8.28 m
Draft: 2.74 m
Propulsion: Steam engines, four Normand boilers, two shafts, 6,500 hp
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: 1,944 nautical miles (3,600 km)
Complement: 91
Armament: one 120 mm gun, five 75 mm guns, three torpedo tubes

Leytenant Zatsarenni (Russian: Лейтенант Зацаренный) was an Imperial Russian Navy destroyer of the four-strong Leitenant Shestakov class (named after Ivan Shestakov (1820–1888)).

Leytenant Zatsarenni herself was named after a torpedo boat captain who had distinguished himself in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878.

She was sunk on 30 June 1917, when she ran onto a German naval mine that had been laid only days before by the Ottoman Navy light cruiser Midilli (formerly the Imperial German Navy′s SMS Breslau). Midilli had laid seventy mines off the mouth of the Danube, followed by another ten off Fidonisi Island, which to the Germans was then known as Schlangen Insel (Snake Island), off Sulina.

Leytenant Zatsarenni was rediscovered in July 2007 by Russian divers.

Other ships of the class[edit]

See also[edit]

Media related to Leytenant Shestakov class destroyer at Wikimedia Commons

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